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April 16: Leila Chatti, Deluge (Copper Canyon Press) Taught by Lisa Bellamy
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April 23: Elissa Altman, Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing (Ballantine Books) Taught by Lesley Dormen
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April 30: Michael Waters, Sinnerman (Etruscan Press) Taught by Michael Waters. Discussion led by Peter Krass
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May 7: Peter Orner, Maggie Brown and Other Stories (Back Bay Books) Taught by Cynthia Weiner
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May 14: Charles Simic, Sixty Poems by Charles Simic (Mariner Books) Taught by Philip Schultz
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May 21: Jamel Brinkley, Witness (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Taught by Jamel Brinkley. Discussion led by Kathie Jacobson
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May 28: Hervé Guibert, To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life (Semiotext(e)) Taught by Sylvie Bertrand and Scott Hunter
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June 4: Pushcart Prize 2024, Poetry: “Ballad That Ends With Bitch,” by Diane Seuss; “Two People,” by James Longenbach; “A Potato on the Table,” by Mary Ruefle; “Blue,” by Erin Wilson; Prose: “A Place I Didn’t Try to Die In Los Angeles,” by Jenny Catlin; “Dreaming of Water With Tiger Salamanders,” by Sam Keck Scott, Taught by Marie Kilroy
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Suggested Reading List

Fiction: Javier Marias, The Infatuations; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead; Tommy Orange, There, There; Jenny Erpenbeck, Go Went Gone; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black; Bernadine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel; Xuan Juliana Wang, Home Remedies; Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous; Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, The Discomfort of Evening; Richard Powers, The Overstory; NoViolet Bulawayo, Glory; Janet Malcolm, Still Pictures (a memoir); Antoine Wilson, Mouth to Mouth

Poetry: Kevin Young, Brown; Nick Laird, Feel Free; Jericho Brown, The Tradition; Victoria Chang, Obit; Rodney Jones, Alabama; Mosab Abu Toha, Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear